Weather on the Rhine in Sept
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I know that when I did this trip in May / June of this year, the weather forecast was for quite a bit of rain and cooler temps. I spent more time putting things in and out of the suitcase. By the time we reached Europe, even though I was constantly checking the weather, it was much warmer than I had anticipated and we had much sunnier weather. We had a bit of rain in Koblenz and it didn't rain in Amsterdam until the day we got off the trip and headed for the Airport. By then, it didn't matter.
You will really enjoy this trip. The cities are wonderful.
One pair sturdy trainers, you will need these for the Marksburg castle tour, very uneven terrain. Two pairs pretty rubber soled lace up pumps, these were great for city tours, one pair flat sandals for round the boat and two pairs dressy sandals for evenings.
One waterproof light weight jacket which was never worn in the end! One small umbrella. Two cardigans and one hoodie for round the ship or stuffing in bag to take out for the day.
Seven tops, mixture of t shirts and stroppy vest tops to go with ...
Seven bottoms, mixture of shorts, linen trousers, silk trousers, play suit, casual jumpsuit and leggings
I deliberately took enough clothes to have something clean on every day in the warm weather.
Pure cotton socks to help with tired feet!
For evening I took a dressy all in one, two short light summer dresses and a slightly more dressy little cocktail dress for captains dinner, but this was personal choice. There was a mix of evening attired, just wear something you're comfy in.
Finally, I took two cotton sundresses and a bikini and yes I wore them all. The bikini with shorts in the sail down the Rhine gorge was perfect as it was warm and breezy and I got a lovely tan! The sun dresses were perfect for the evening in Rudesheim and the late sail away in cologne.
Oh, and a wide brimmed sun hat, invaluable. Great for the sunny days, but so useful to all other members of our tour grup as they could easily spot me, and follow me and the guide!
It all fitted along with underwear, toiletries etc in a hard case thst in total weighed 18kgs so no issue with luggage weight.
Hope this helps, have a fabulous cruise and do enjoy!
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